Today's News

  • Lawrence Bynum is also a hero

    I found Lawrence Bynum’s letter, “Heroes take on many shapes,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News inspiring. Here is a gentleman who has picked himself up by his own boots. He describes two individuals who assisted him along his way as his heroes.

    After reading Mr. Bynum’s letter, I definitely believe he missed an additional hero – himself. I congratulate him and commend his efforts to improve his chances for a better opportunity in today’s world.

    Nelson Thompson

    Indian Land


  • Mother, daughter enjoy Spinners

    A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Spinners concert with my mother-in-law and daughter. I recently moved back from the United Kingdom after 14 years and was eager for my daughter to experience a concert in the United States.

    This was my first visit to the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.  What a fantastic venue. I was impressed by so many things there. Upon entering the hallway, I soon felt like I was back at home again. I saw people I hadn’t seen in years and years.

  • County Council doesn’t listen to average citizens


    The Sept. 2 editorial concerning the lack of construction planning by Lancaster County Council was right on target. The fact that the council has failed to follow the suggestions of the average resident of Lancaster County has contributed to the growth problems we now have in Indian Land.

  • When it comes to finding a cure for Malik's autism, Evelyn Springs presses on

    The symbol for Autism Speaks is a blue puzzle piece.

    If you don’t understand the significance of it, just ask Evelyn Springs.

    She’ll tell you about Malik, 7, and how the disease that few understand has affected her grandson.

    Diagnosed with autism at age 2, Malik doesn’t talk much about it.

    That’s because he doesn’t talk.

  • Rep. Spratt refuses to listen to his constituents

    Dear Congressman John Spratt: My wife and I are fairly new residents of Fort Mill. We moved here, as many have done, due to out-of-control rising home prices, taxes and cost of living expenses in the northeastern United States.

  • Tough economy hurting pets

     Tough economy hurting pets

    In these times of staggering unemployment and home foreclosures people are hurting in ways they never thought possible even a few short years ago. Many of us in this community have stepped forward to offer help to those who need it most. 

  • Americans set poor examples


  • Teachers realize courage of students


  • Reform our health-care system without doing harm

    The very first lesson they teach you in medical school is “Primum non nocere.” The English translation of the Latin phrase is, “First, do no harm.”

    This thought process can be applied to our impending health-care reform that had once appeared to be on the fast track and being slipped by the American public in the form of H.R. 3200. The health-care system needs to be changed, but to what and at what expense to future generations?

    If we are going to change our health-care delivery system, let us make sure that we “first, do no harm.”

  • Judge Dawkins a positive role model

    There is always someone who will play a positive role in your life. Judge Debra Dawkins is that someone for me. I first met her when she taught Headstart at Southside School. She sort of struck me as a go-getter.

    Judge Dawkins could knock you down and then lift you up at the same time. When I felt like throwing in the towel, she was there with her wisdom and encouragement.